Monday, 27 November 2017

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2017: 27th Nov - Shift 1

Dear Aspirants,

RBI Assistant Exam Analysis (Prelims) 2017: 27th Nov - Shift 1

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis & Review: 

RBI‘s recruitment of Assistant is the much-anticipated opportunity for every banking aspirant and with the Preliminary exam, you are now a step closer to achieve your goal. Today's (27th November'17) RBI Assistant Pre exam 1st shift is over now, and it is the time for its Exam Analysis. All those aspirants who are yet to appear for RBI Assistant Prelims Exam can benefit from this exam analysis as here we provide you an insight on the types and levels of questions being asked in this year's RBI Assistant Pre exam. The level of this shift's examination was Very Easy. You can expect this year's cut off to be high in comparison to last year's RBI Assistant Precut off. Due to the easy level of paper, the number of attempts by candidates is high.

RBI Assistant Prelims Analysis: Overall  


The preliminary exam for RBI Assistant was conducted online and had 100 questions for 60 minutes. Candidates have to manage those 60 minutes themselves while dealing with three sections- Reasoning Ability (35 Ques), Numerical Ability (35 Ques), and English Language (30 Ques). 

Subject Good Attempt Time (in min.)
English Language 18-21 15
Reasoning Ability 28- 31 20
Numerical Ability 23-26 25
Total 78-84 60


English Language (Easy-Moderate )

The level of English Language was Easy-Moderate. The topic of reading comprehension was based on a story. There were 3-4 questions of Antonyms and synonym with the passage.

Topic No. of Question Level
Reading Comprehension 12 Moderate
Single Filler 6 Easy
Error Detection 7 Easy-Moderate
Spelling 5 Moderate
Total 30 Esay-Moderate


Numerical Ability (Easy-Moderate)

The level of Numerical Ability section was Easy-Moderate. The number of questions from arithmetic (word problems) was significantly high as 15 out of 35 questions were from the arithmetic portion There was only 1 set of DI:
  • Tabular 

Topics No. of Question Level
Tabular DI 5 Easy-Moderate
Simplification 10 Easy
Number Series (Missing)5Easy
Average 1 Moderate
Profit & Loss 2 Easy
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount 2 Easy
Problem on Ages 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 5 Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate


Reasoning Ability (Very Easy)

There were 2 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-
  • Floor - 1 Variable
  • Circular Seating Arrangement - 1Variable
Topics No. of Questions Level
Coding Decoding 1 Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 10 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 4 Easy
Number Series 5 Easy
Order and Ranking 2 Easy
Syllogism 5 Easy
Alphabet Series 5 Very Easy
Miscellaneous 3 Very Easy
Total 35 Very Easy

All the best for next shift !!





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